For a Delfina Residency In partnership with Magic of Persia and in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum
The Delfina Foundation (DELFINA) is announcing a new residency opportunity in London as part of its ongoing partnership with Magic of Persia (MOP).
Previously, DELFINA and MOP have joined forces to offer opportunities for artists associated with the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP). Next year, in addition to providing residencies for a few select MOP CAP artists, DELFINA and MOP are creating an opportunity for Iranian artists to apply directly to DELFINA through an open call process.
This residency offers a career-defining opportunity for an emerging to mid-career Iranian artist, aged 25 or over, to undertake an 8-week residency in London in February/March 2012 (dates to be confirmed upon selection). In a unique collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the successful applicant will be given the opportunity to create a new work, to be showcased as part of the V&A’s ‘Friday Late’ night event coinciding with Nowrūz (Persian New Year) on the 30 March 2012.
The ideal candidate will have a performance or site-specific, installation-based practice that could respond to the V&A’s extraordinary architecture or extensive collections. Although not a requirement, there may be opportunities for collaborative work with other artists and audiences.
The selected artist will be provided with:
The successful applicant will be able to:
To apply, please read the guidelines submit your application form and additional material by email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org, in the subject line of your email, please specify DELFINA-MOP residency.Closing date for applications: 5pm, 25th July 2011.
About Delfina Foundation (DELFINA)
Based in London, DELFINA explores innovative models of cross-cultural dialogue via a programme of international artist residencies, public events and projects. We provide space to expand artistic practice, develop new ideas, and discuss current thinking about the arts and civic society.
About Magic of Persia (MOP)
Magic of Persia (MOP), a non-profit, non-political charity registered in the UK, educates young people on the value and unique contribution of Persian culture to society. MOP achieves its mission through the development and promotion of education and communication programmes, in partnership with world-class institutions. The programmes are designed to foster cultural enrichment, which will improve global understanding and harmony across religious and cultural divides. All these are especially relevant today when it has never been more important to learn, empower, communicate and respect achievements and history across cultures.
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